Gov. Branstad announces appointees to Iowa’s boards and commissions


July 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Governor Terry Branstad today (Tuesday) announced the names of the individuals he has appointed to Iowa’s boards and commissions. They include, from western Iowa:

James Graham, of Council Bluffs, to the Iowa Arts Council

Angela Hance, of Creston, to the Early Access Council for Children and Families

Daniel Rittel, of Stuart, to the State Historical Records Advisory Board

Frank Hermsen, of Carroll, to the State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees

Wayne Phipps, of Glenwood, to the Preserves Advisory Board

Jerry Mathiasen, of Council Bluffs, to the Terrace Hill Commission

Sherri Clark, of Red Oak, to the Vocational Rehabilitation Council

And Gina Schochenmaier, of Council Bluffs, to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. 

The members of Iowa’s boards and commissions are appointed by the governor. State law requires most boards and commissions to be balanced by gender, political affiliation. Geographic location and diversity is considered.